Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

M27 , the Dumbbell Nebula

68% of full resolution

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This is the colour version of the Dumbbell Nebula with (Ha-Red):G:B technique.

See "Color Imaging of Nebulae using Hydrogen-Alpha Data" by: Robert Gendler

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